Vision Tests Directory
There are many types of vision tests: visual acuity tests, refraction, visual field tests, and color vision tests are a few. These tests help your doctor determine how well your eyes are working. They can help him or her diagnose problems you are having with your eyes such as glaucoma, cataracts, or color blindness. They can also diagnose common problems like nearsightedness or farsightedness. Most children and adults need vision tests yearly to detect any changes in the eyes and to be evaluated for glasses or contact lenses. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how vision tests work, how they are done and why, what to expect from an eye exam, and much more.
What Is Retinal Imaging?
Retinal imaging is a relatively new eye test that can detect many diseases in the eye. But what is it?
Detecting Eye Diseases and Conditions
Learn more from WebMD about common eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and more.
How to Choose an Eye Doctor
WebMD tells you what you need to know to choose an eye doctor.
Eye Exams for Adults-Topic Overview
Use the guidelines below to schedule routine vision checks and eye exams with an ophthalmologist or optometrist. If you know that you are not at risk for eye disease and you don't have signs of vision problems, have a complete eye exam to check for eye disease and vision problems:1Every 5 to 10 years if you are younger than 40.Every 2 to 4 years if you are age 40 to 54. (Starting at age 40, presbyopia is likely to develop.)Every 1 to 3 years if you are age 55 to 64.Every 1 to 2 years if you are age 65 or older.Your eye doctor may also suggest that you get exams more often just to check for refractive errors.If you are at risk for or have signs of eye disease, you may need complete eye exams more often.Eye diseases and refractive errors include:Nearsightedness. Farsightedness.Glaucoma.Age-related macular degeneration.For people who have diabetes, experts recommend a yearly eye exam.For adults who are at risk for glaucoma, see these glaucoma screening recommendations.After reviewing
Saving on Eye Care: Bargains and Risks
In a tough economy, saving money is on everyone's mind. But when it comes to eye care, experts say that what you do to save money today may put you at risk of much higher costs in the future.
Children's Vision and the New Classroom Technology
Could digital and 3D technology in the classroom hurt your child’s vision?
Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics
Routine eye exams play an important role in maintaining your child’s eye health. Learn how eye exams can detect vision problems and help protect your child’s eye health.